PUBLISHED: 08:10 13 April 2019 Sabrina Johnson Marie-Lyse Numuhoza speaking at the Holocaust Memorial Day Service at St Peter Mancroft Church in 2019. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant In the 10 days following the 2016 Brexit vote, Norfolk police saw an 80pc increase in reports of hate crime. MP Clive Lewis. PICTURE: Jamie HoneywoodIt was a spike that echoed the national trend, with, from 2016 to 2018, all but two of Norfolk’s local authority districts seeing an increase in reports of race-related hate crime in particular.In Broadland, reports almost doubled, and increased by 90pc over the two-year period. The highest number of reports were received in Norwich, which saw an overall increase of 19pc between 2016 and 2018.Julie Inns, equality, diversity and citizens in policing manager for Norfolk Constabulary, which alongside Norfolk County Council heads up the Stop Hate In Norfolk (SHiN) campaign, said while Norfolk was not a county with high … [Read more...] about ‘You get so belittled’
When the W Boston opened in 2009, its glass tower redefined the city’s Theater District. Now the hotel has finished redefining itself. The first phase of the W Boston’s massive renovation, unveiled in 2016, saw much of the hotel — including the main entrance, fitness center, and suites — revamped over a five-month period. The just-completed $10 million second phase involved renovating all of the standard guest rooms over this past winter, and brought the makeover’s total cost to $14 million. But it wasn’t as straightforward as the hotel first anticipated. “This proved trickier than we imagined,” said W Boston’s general manager Gurkirat Singh. “The intention was to finish these [guest] rooms right after the suites in 2016, but we had to be mindful of location and history, and be modern at the same time. It took two years to put it all together.” The hotel’s original tagline, “Uncommon on the Common,” … [Read more...] about W Boston’s multimillion-dollar makeover is finally complete. Here’s what it looks like now.
With brighter and (marginally) warmer days emerging, there’s no excuse to stay inside this weekend. Friday March 8 marks International Women’s Day and the capital is laying on a whole host of events to celebrate. Elsewhere, there are affordable arts fairs and boozy film screenings, and plenty of chances to dance, too. These are our standout picks of what to get up to in the city this weekend. Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre Women of the World Festival returns to the Southbank Centre for its ninth anniversary on International Women’s Day. Speakers from the worlds of art, literature, music and politics will take to the stage this Friday and Saturday, discussing the state of gender equality today. Annie Lennox, Maisie Williams, Lily Allen and Australia's first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, are just a few names on the bill. March 8 -9, Belvedere Road, SE1, southbankcentre.co.uk Brixton Drag Disco Bingo at Brixton Jamm Start … [Read more...] about LONDON newsletter
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Jan 10, 2019 A full list of upcoming concerts follows Brian McCollum's highlights below: Thursday Kacey Musgraves Musgraves' decade-long climb to Nashville success culminated with last year's "Golden Hour," the musically expansive, game-changing album full of songs the singer herself has dubbed "galactic country." The album dominated critics' year-end lists, and with four Grammy nominations in hand, Musgraves is a strong bet to walk away with something at the Feb. 10 ceremony in Los Angeles. Seven months after playing Little Caesars Arena with Harry Styles, she's headed to Royal Oak for the second night on the latest leg of her Oh, What a World tour. Opening is Natalie Prass. 7 p.m., Royal Oak Music Theatre, 318 W. Fourth, Royal Oak. 248-399-2980. $39.50-$65. Friday Brothers Osborne Country music's Osborne brothers — vocalist T.J. and guitarist John — carry on in support of their sophomore album, … [Read more...] about Detroit concerts: Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, High Strung, more
52 Places To Go 2019 (Tag bylines with individual items.), New York Times Published 8:47 pm CST, Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Photo: Louise Denton Photography/Getty Images Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. Here are some of the places The New York Times thinks you should travel this year. Read the article for the full list. … [Read more...] about The New York Times picks 52 places to go in 2019